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Karachi festival brings Pakistan’s animation industry into spotlight

It was held from Oct 25 to Oct 27

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October 28, 2019


Releasing many films together will affect the industry: Shaan

Says the industry needs more films, not Eid releases

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July 17, 2019


Downfall of the film industry started when people stopped experimenting: Reema

Filmmakers started to make movies on the pattern set by Maula Jatt

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December 23, 2018


Na band na baraati – it can’t get worse than this

  With great power comes great responsibility and that’s the reason the person who uses the power well, succeeds. Be it Spiderman or Pakistani film producers, if you try to be responsible, be with it power or money (or both), things will end up in your favour. If not, then the result would be an…

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June 19, 2018


Happy Birthday Waheed Murad

By Omair Alavi Pakistan film industry remains indebted to Waheed Murad for bringing style and grace to acting; born on 2nd October 1938, he would have been 80 years old today but his life was cut short tragically when he passed away in 1983 at the age of 45. To celebrate his birthday, we have…

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October 2, 2017


Syed Noor’s comeback was late by 20 years

By: Omair Alavi Pakistan film industry in indebted to Syed Noor for single-handedly reviving the industry in the 90s; however, 20 years later his attempts to revive his own career as a director couldn’t fulfill the expectations of the audience who have grown out of the 90s, unlike the director. The film comes out as…

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August 16, 2017



  By Omair Alavi He may have looked like Indian film actor Raj Kapoor but Pakistan’s Syed Kamal had his own aura when it came to films and later TV. The late actor remains one of the few actors who managed the transition to direction and production successfully during his lengthy career. From the late…

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April 27, 2017


‘Bollywood stamp’: Saba Qamar to boycott Lux Style Awards

KARACHI: Pakistani actress Saba Qamar will not be going to the Lux Style Awards in protest as the actress claims that she has been recently noticed by the awards owing to her ‘Bollywood stamp’. Saba Qamar is one of Pakistan’s leading actresses who has not only done well for herself over the past decade in…

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April 15, 2017


Lahore Se Agaey stars react on banning of Pakistani artistes in India

Pakistan Drama industry has undoubtedly gifted us with some very worthy performers over the years. Renowned actress Saba Qamar is one of those performers who has won our hearts with her very versatile roles over and over for sure. With her exclusive venture “Lahore Se Agay “, Saba Qamar and Yasir Hussain along with the…

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October 27, 2016


Shaan Shahid sees cinema and artiste bans as great opportunity for Pakistan

KARACHI: With Pak-India tensions culminating in artiste bans and cinema restrictions on running the neighbour’s movies, leading Pakistani actor and director Shaan Shahid sees the moves as a huge opportunity for Pakistan to strengthen its own film industry. The patriotic actor, in a Facebook post on his official account, called out to the intellectual crème…

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October 15, 2016


New Pakistan, India films address social issues

By: Omair Alavi  Cinema industry is on the rise in Pakistan thanks to the release of Bollywood films as well as quality Pakistan flicks. However, this Eid Season Pakistani films managed to upstage their Indian counterparts by being more relevant to local audience. But there was one thing that was common in most of the…

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September 26, 2016


Newcomers in film, Nothing New!

By Omair Alavi   Nearly everyone wants to cast an established actor when making a film; ‘nearly’ because there are a few directors who don’t believe in casting known faces. These directors don’t know at first but they are real star makers in our industry. They do what their gut tells them and they manage…

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September 15, 2016


Actor In Law: a cracker of a film

Making  the whole  effort  “a   worth  it” one  of  the  most  anticipated movie  of  the  year,  Actor-In-Law  recently held its premiere  in  Karachi  which  was  a   star  studded  affair  with  celebrities including Humayun Saeed, and Atif Aslam. My  excitement had  already  kicked  in  as  soon as  I made  it  to the  premiere  but  it  was …

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September 12, 2016


Meet the cast of Janaan: A colorful venture by Reham Khan

We recently had an exclusive candid conversation with the exciting lead performers of Janaan along with the director and producers of movie. Janaan has already stirred a lot of hype and buzz on the social media.  The movie’s cast includes Armeena Rana Khan, Bilal Ashraf and Ali Rehman Khan in lead roles whereas Ajab Gul…

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August 24, 2016


Pak film industry rejuvenated in 2015

Year 2015 turned out lucky for Pakistan’s film industry as 12 movies were released. Watch a report by Karachi’s Shahla Mehmood.

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January 2, 2016


Pakistani ‘Item Numbers’ Shame Bollywood

The revival of Pakistani cinema has seen many ups and downs. Moviemakers, cast, crew, etc. have paid a huge price to survive in the jaws of a cutthroat competition with steamy Indian flicks screening in Pakistan. So item songs had to be brought at par and they have somewhat succeeded in it…Watch this report.

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September 12, 2015


Na Maloom Afraad: The trailer says it all

I’m never really excited about the release of a Pakistani film.  It doesn't mean that the movies aren't good enough, but most of them revolve around what we see in our daily lives: destruction in Pakistan. They are devoid of fantasy, they transport the viewers to another world and once we are done watching the…

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July 21, 2014

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